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The General considered his own personal situation. The decision to place him in command of the forces thrown into Tunisia had been made hastily; he knew that he had not been in line for such a post. (S. Heym, “Of Smiling Peace”)
George was…. Next in line for a charge man job at Marine Engines. (S. Chaplin, “The Watcher and the Watched”)
in line for = seeming to stand a chance; stand a fair chance of; next in order for
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in line for = seeming to stand a chance of; stand a fair chance of; likely to get
next in line for = the next person due for; next in order for